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Captain's Mast - March 20, 2014

 

Wolfgang Kurtz | The Seward Phoenix LOG

A small fire scorched the paint aisle at Spenard Builders Supply at Exit Glacier Road and the Seward Highway. It was discovered early thanks to an alarm system and the prompt arrival of Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department Training Captain Jim Wiles. Damage was contained to the extent that the store was able to open the next day.

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department. Those who have been arrested or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

March 10

23:56 - Lifeline requested an ambulance to Swetman Avenue for a female who fell and was reporting a right arm injury.

March 11

00:21 - SVFD requested an officer to Swetman Avenue to ensure that the building was secure after a medical call at the residence. Officer responded.

06:11 - Individual reported a tree branch was hitting a power line on Salmon Creek Road just after the bridge.

06:48 - Individual from MPVD reported a tree blocking the northbound lane of the Seward Highway at Mile 18/19.

06:50 - 911 - Two open-line calls.

06:57 - 911 open-line call.

09:32 - 911 pocket dial.

10:30 - Individual reported a hit and run that happened on Sunday at Safeway. Officer contacted the reporting party.

10:39 - Individual reported that the power was out in the Primrose area.

11:49 - Individual requested SVFD to reset an alarm on Sixth that had gone off during a solder repair job. Fire officers responded and the alarm was temporarily disabled until repairs were completed.

22:45 - 911 open-line call.

March 12

00:44 - Earthquake: 4.5 magnitude, depth 52 miles, 60 miles southwest of Homer. No tsunami was expected.

01:07 - 911 caller requested an ambulance to Sixth for a female who collapsed and was unconscious.

03:07 - Individual went into SPD station and reported that his coworker borrowed his '98 red Jeep two hours before and had not returned it. The coworker had promised to return the vehicle after one hour. The reporting party requested that the police keep an eye out for the vehicle and contact him if it was seen.

06:56 - Warning for parking against the flow of traffic left on a vehicle in front of the Hotel Seward.

08:23 - Individual reported that the roads were icy and in need of sand.

08:36 - 911 misdial.

08:54 - Seward Harbormaster's office reported that the new bathrooms by the Mariners' Memorial had graffiti on them.

14:07 - 911 caller requested an ambulance and police officer to Washington for a male with a self inflicted gunshot wound. Officer requested SVAC/SVFD to stage. Subject was taken to PSMCC.

19:05 - Individual from SCCC could see a blue passenger van on Betty Cato Road and wanted it checked out. The vehicle, registered to Seward Fisheries, was partially blocking the road. Seward Fisheries was notified and said that one of their people takes the van to the prison to teach AA classes.

19:29 - A citizen notified SPD that the Seward Highway around Mile 33-35 was extremely icy and needed sand.

21:06 - Verbal warning for driving the wrong way on a one-way street given on Fourth near Peking Restaurant.

March 13

05:21 - Earthquake: Magnitude 5.1, 80 miles southeast of Amchitka. No tsunami was expected

17:12 - 911 caller, who sounded intoxicated, requested the FBI. He was advised that he could not be transferred and he said that he did not have an emergency but wanted to talk to his friend who worked at the FBI because it was his birthday. Caller was given the phone number and he wished dispatch a Happy Birthday!

22:25 - 911 misdial.

March 14

01:05 - 911 pocket dial.

07:27 - Individual reported that the road conditions between Mile 2 and 75 on the Seward Highway were in very bad condition with slush, snow and ice.

07:35 - DOT contacted SPD dispatch to report that a truck lost a pallet of concrete on the road. DOT had since cleaned it up, but wanted SPD to notify the truck, if we were able to make contact with it.

10:26 - TelAlaska advised there would be a 20-second system outage for people dialing out at approximately 2 a.m. on March 15.

10:33 - 911 pocket dial.

10:54 - 911 pocket dial.

11:36 - 911 pocket dial.

11:48 - Individual turned in expired medications for destruction.

12:35 - 911 pocket dial.

14:01 - 911 caller requested an ambulance for male who cut his hand and the bleeding could not be controlled with pressure. SVAC/SVFD dispatched.

16:03 - 911 misdial.

16:48 - Individual requested an officer to stand by for an eviction at Gateway Apartments.

18:54 - Officer advised of an intoxicated male at the bus line at Third and Monroe. Subject was an older male in a Carhart jacket, jeans and boots with a green backpack. Additional calls stated that he fell at Fourth and Jefferson, and could not get up. He was with a family member.

19:28 - Citation for failure to register vehicle issued to Kurt Charles Fackler near Safeway.

March 15

02:35 - Caller reported that an alarm was sounding from the vessel The Paycheck near float F in the Small Boat Harbor. Officer investigated and found that the alarm was a bilge alarm for the boat. On-call Harbormaster personnel was notified, inspected the boat, turned off the alarm and contacted the owner who said they would come down to fix the malfunction.

03:52 - 911 caller said that he was near Safeway and needed a taxi. When put on hold the subject hung up. Upon callback he said didn't need a taxi because he was close to home. When asked where he lived he could not give an exact location but mentioned "the docks" and "the fort." Officer found the subject, who was intoxicated, near the airport and furnished transport for him to Icicle bunkhouse.

08:00 - Tryco Integrated Security reported a fire alarm at Spenard Builders, Zone 1. The alarm company called back with fire alarms in Zone 31 and a burglar alarm in Zone 22 on the 2nd floor. AST was notified but decided not to call out a trooper. The fire was under control at 08:18.

12:42 - 911 misdial.

21:37 - 911 open-line call.

22:36 - SCCC advised that they would be running drills and that if any outside calls came in, it was not them.

March 16

00:55 - Individual reported a man with a goatee stumbling down Third. Officer contacted the subject on Second near the SVAC barn. He was able to care for himself and was near his home. Officer assured he made it home safely.

06:49 - 911 caller requested an ambulance to Mountain Haven Raven Lodge for transport of a female with spiking fever.

11:39 - PSMCC requested an ambulance to pick up the Guardian crew who would be at the airport in 30 minutes.

14:26 - Earthquake: Magnitude 7.0, near the northern coast of Chile. No tsunami was expected in our area.

16:31 - 911 caller requested an ambulance to Laughlin Way for a male who just had a seizure.

17:20 - 911 misdial.

17:54 - 911 open-line call.

18:03 - Caller requested an ambulance at Marathon Apartments for a female who was hallucinating. Officer contacted the reporting party.

23:11 - 911 caller from the Taroka Inn reported than an individual had been calling his cell phone and harassing him. Officer spoke to both parties and determined that no harassing took place.

March 17

07:30 - 911 caller,from across the bay reported that he was transporting an injured coworker to the hospital who was pushed onto the rocks. The caller requested that an officer to meet him at the hospital. Officer contacted the victim at PSMCC. Victim said a coworker had assaulted him and he would go to the police station after he was treated to file a report.

09:44 - 911 caller requested an ambulance to Seward Highway for a male who received a head injury the day before with stitches and was now vomiting. SVAC/MPVFD dispatched.

15:15 - SAST advised Trooper Jeffords was be bringing to SCJ in Paulette Kane on a warrant arrest.

18:45 - 911 hang-up call.

Abbreviations: SPD, Seward Police Department; SFD, Seward Fire Department; SVFD, Seward Volunteer Fire Department; SVAC, Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps; SCJ, Seward Community Jail; ACO, Animal Control Officer; BCVFD, Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department; MPVFD, Moose Pass Volunteer Fire Department SAST, Soldotna Alaska State Troopers; AST, Alaska State Troopers; PSMCC, Providence Seward Medical & Care Center; SCCC, Spring Creek Correctional Center; USCG, United States Coast Guard; SMIC, Seward Marine Industrial Center; PBT, Portable Breathalyzer Test .; BTR, Breath Test Refusal; DWLR, Drove While License Revoked; DWLS, Drove While License Suspended.

 

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